Battle of the Alamo

By: Skylar Zoch

Battle of the Alamo

On February 23,1836, the arrival of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught then by surprise. Undaunted, the Texians and Tejanos prepared to defend the Alamo together. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army.


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The Final Assault

The Final Assault

The final assault came before day break on the morning of March 6, 1836, as the columns of Mexican soldiers emerged from the predawn darkness and headed for the Alamo's walls. Cannon and small arms fire from inside the Alamo beat back several attacks. Regrouping, the Mexicans scaled the walls and rushed into the compound.


By sunrise, the battle had ended and Santa Anna entered the Alamo compound to survey the scene of his victory.